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Paul Takagi Interview

Date: March 16, 2011
Location: Oakland, California
Videographer: Tani Ikeda
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-327
02:24:32
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Nisei male. Born May 3, 1923, in Auburn, California. Grew up in the Sacramento Valley, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked as a hospital orderly in camp. Forced to sit with a young man who had been shot during the ""Manzanar Riot,"" and quit job as an orderly as a result of this incident. Served in the Military Intelligence Service. Left camp and attended the University of Illinois for a time, then moved to Berkeley to complete school. While a professor at Berkeley, published numerous findings, including studies regarding police use of deadly force. Mr. Akagi passed away in 2015.
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Interview location: Oakland, California Origins of name, description of siblings Segment 1 of 21 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Father's family background: immigration to the U.S. at a young age Segment 2 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Mother's immigration to the U.S. as a "picture bride" Segment 3 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Description of father: self-taught Segment 4 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 5 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Preparing for mass removal: losing family property to a greedy neighbor Segment 6 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Getting a job as an orderly in the camp hospital Segment 7 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Discussion of the "Manzanar Riot" Segment 8 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Sitting up in the hospital with a man who was shot during the "Manzanar Riot" Segment 9 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California A confrontation with a writing instructor over wartime story Segment 10 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Encountering ethical dilemmas in camp Segment 11 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Discussion of different social groups in camp Segment 12 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Segment 13 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Leaving camp Segment 14 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Observing changes in father as a result of wartime experiences Segment 15 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Serving in the military Segment 16 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Moving to Berkeley; influenced by friend to return to school Segment 17 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Controversial research attracts governmental attention Segment 18 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Involvement in Asian American Studies Segment 19 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Oakland, California Description of photographs Segment 20 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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